• Daytona Beach commissioner kicked out of strip club has first council meeting since incident


    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The Daytona Beach city commissioner, who is under investigation for allegedly asking for sex in exchange for lighter patrolling at a strip club, sat in his first commission meeting since the incident Wednesday night.

    “I think he should step down to be honest with you,” said William Bittorf, the owner of Club Topic.

    City Commissioner Carl Lentz was caught on camera and accused of asking for sex in exchange for minimal police patrolling at the club.

    Police issued Lentz a trespass warning from Club Tropic.

    The club owner said Lentz threatened to have the club shut down.

    “It’s not really how people should act in public anyway and then you have someone who is a leader in the community acting this way. It’s very bad for the community,” Bittorf said.

    When the meeting ended, Lentz bolted toward a back door and told Channel 9’s Kristyn Caddell he had no comment.

    Neither the mayor nor any other Daytona Beach city commissioner would comment on the accusations against Lentz.

    Charges have not been filed and Lentz’s attorneys maintain the situation was blown out of proportion because he is a public figure

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